Gartsherrie Ironworks Fireclay Works, Gartsherrie, North Lanarkshire.

Gartsherrie Ironworks Fireclay Works. These works were owned by William Baird and Co Ltd.

C. 1840 – Brickworks started in order to supply the Gartsherrie Iron Works with firebricks.

14/10/1851 – Greenock Advertiser – Deaths – At Milton Street, Glasgow on the 12th inst, of consumption of the lungs, Mr Nichol Hillcoate, son of the late Nichol Hillcoate Esq, bricklayer and manufacturer of bricks at Gartsherrie and Glenboig.

1858 – Mineral Statistics of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland for 1858 – Gartsherrie, clay of coal measures. Name of freeholder – W. Baird & Co. Manufacturer – Gartsherrie Iron Co. Manufacture – Stopping clay for blast furnaces and bricks. Estimated 6,000 tons annually.

Below – 1859 – Gartsherrie Iron Works – No specific reference to a brickworks.

18/10/1884 – Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser – Sudden death. Yesterday it was reported to the authorities that James Farrell (55), a labourer, residing at Blackbrae Cottage, Old Monkland parish, had died suddenly while at work at Gartsherrie Brickwork. He was filling a waggon with coal and was apparently in his usual health when he dropped down in an instant in a fainting condition and expired. He was a steady man and did not seem to be in bad health.

1886 – William Baird and Co, Gartsherrie, Coatbridge.

25/12/1893 – Glasgow Evening Post – Coatbridge Section C.H  Seven mile handicap –  The route would include running past the ‘Gartsherrie Brickworks’ …

05/11/1906 – Scottish Referee – Clydesdale Harriers inter-club run refers to the run passing the Gartsherrie Brickworks …

13/03/1907 – Coatbridge Express – Patrick Murphy and Patrick Johnston, no fixed residence were charged with contravening The Trespass Act by lodging without permission within the brick kilns at Gartsherrie and were fined 7s 6d or 5 days each.

30/07/1909 – Belshill Speaker – The order of the bath. Eleven weary willies who helped themselves to sleeping accommodation at Gartsherrie Brickworks on Monday night had the ‘order of the bath’ conferred upon them at the Couty Court on Tuesday.


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